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  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....12/30,31/04-01/01,02/05....Happy New Year 2005!

    12/30/2004 2:12:35 AM PST · by dansangel · 357 replies · 3,653+ views
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                                    Each year, we look forward to the New Year with expectations of good fortune, good health and a renewed faith in God. It is also a time to reflect on all of the events of the year that is about to pass. Here are just a few of the highlights, good and bad, of the year 2004, courtesy of NewsMax (*with the exception of the Boston Red Sox article which is courtesy of Just click on any of the links to review the news article.      January 2004: All 148 Aboard Killed in Egypt Jet Crash...
  • Second Chances - (Inspiring story of the meaning of "family")

    12/10/2004 6:10:03 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 488+ views
    About this time of year I start to feel like crap. The holidays arrive, and along with hideous plastic illuminated Santas and creepy blue icicle lights returns the painful memory of Grandpa’s last Christmas. I remember it well. You see, I wasn’t there. I volunteered to work at the newspaper that day because a) I needed extra money, b) I wanted to score bonus points with the boss and c) I figured no one would miss me. Back then, in my early 20s, family gatherings seemed more an obligation than times to be treasured. How I wish I’d gone. It’s...
  • A Sassy Classic (or why we love 'A Christmas Story')

    12/09/2004 6:13:18 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 140 replies · 2,509+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/27/04 | JACKIE LOOHAUIS
    A sassy classic Ralphie, the lamp, the BB gun and why we love them Every year at this time we get to unwrap a gift package filled with red cabbage, BBs and fishnet stockings. It's the movie "A Christmas Story," arguably America's favorite holiday film. The 90-minute picture celebrates its 21st anniversary this year, happily planted in the middle of our pop traditions. In 2003, more than 38.4 million viewers tuned into the 24-hour "A Christmas Story" TV marathon, said the film's director, Bob Clark, by phone as he sat next to a special lamp in his Los Angeles office....

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • I went to her High School

    10/18/2004 7:57:08 PM PDT · by yule56 · 230 replies · 4,976+ views
  • Neo-Nazi surge in German, poll awakens, bitter memories

    09/20/2004 5:53:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 33,988+ views
    SMH, DPA, Reuters ^ | September 21 2004 | Philip Blenkinsop in Dresden
    The far right has made startling gains in regional elections in Germany as former communists made advances around Berlin, but parties of the centre clung to power with reduced support. The anti-immigrant Nationalist Democratic Party (NPD) won 9 per cent of the vote in Saxony, almost equal to the vote for the Social Democrats of the Chancellor, Gerhard Schroder. The Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) took 28 per cent of the vote in Brandenburg, its best ever showing in a state election. Eastern German resentment at high unemployment and welfare cuts undermined support for Mr Schroder's Social Democratic Party (SPD)...
  • Kerry War Debate Hinges on Fickle Memories

    08/28/2004 10:13:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 627+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/04 | Jeff Donn - AP
    You'd think the details would be scorched into a veteran's memory like a cattle brand: ducking gunfire, seeing someone die in battle, bracing against a blast's concussion. Who could forget? Yet such memories not only blurred over time in one classic psychological study of soldiers, but mutated too. Old recollections faded; new mental pictures took over. Whole new chunks of personal history materialized from the muck of memory. "People went from, `Yes, I saw one friend killed,' to `I saw no friends killed,' to `I saw two friends killed,' to `I saw three friends killed,'" said Dr. Andy Morgan, a...
  • My Memories of President Reagan

    06/11/2004 4:40:22 AM PDT · by TheFamousMister · 67+ views
    Personal Blog ^ | June 10, 2004 | Ed
    Today I bought a VCR. It's used and all, but I wasn't sure if I'd be able to watch President Reagan's funeral live. It is a huge deal for me to see it. .......
  • Former President Bush Recalls Reagan With Fondness

    06/08/2004 8:38:28 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 11 replies · 163+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 8, 2004 | MARK GLASSMAN
    WASHINGTON, June 7 — Former President George H.W. Bush said that although he clashed President Ronald Reagan on a number of issues, particularly the economy, he always respected the 40th president, who he said ultimately influenced a number of policies put forth by his son, President George W. Bush. "He's always been a Reagan admirer," Mr. Bush said of his son in an interview on Monday on NBC's Today Show. "I think when you see them fighting for the same principles," — he cited tax cuts — the two presidents appear to share "a certain common ground." The former president,...
  • HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, remembering Mom...

    05/08/2004 4:15:49 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 63 replies · 1,395+ views ^ | May 8 2004 | Carlo3b.. Son / Dad
      HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, remembering Mom...Could it have really been 25 years since I kissed my Mom good night? How could that be, it seems like only yesterday?Her memory is still fresh, her wonderful smile is vivid in my mind. I can still feel the tenderness of her kiss on my cheek, and I can recall everything she whispered to me as I held her close...Could it have been so long ago...I still remember you Mom... each and every time I say good night to my kids on a holiday... I kiss them once more..  just for you...I still remember...
  • UCLA Scientists Decipher How The Brain Retrieves And Stores Our Oldest Memories

    05/07/2004 2:21:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 240+ views ^ | 5/7/04
    05/07/04 -- For the first time, UCLA neurobiologists have pinpointed a region of the brain called the anterior cingulate as responsible for retrieving and storing distant memories. Published in the May 7 edition of Science, the findings may suggest new ways of treating memory disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. "Scientists have long understood that the hippocampus processes recent memory, but we did not know where the brain housed our oldest memories," explained Dr. Alcino Silva, principal investigator and professor of neurobiology, psychiatry and psychology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "We knew that the hippocampus...
  • Group of US military veterans tied by memories and support for Kerry

    05/04/2004 9:52:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 216+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/4/04 | AFP
    LAUREL, United States (AFP) - Jan, John, Jon and Stosh have two things in common: They are all veterans or former combatants who served in the US military and they also want to see Democratic presidential contender Senator John Kerry (news - web sites) sitting in the White House in 2005. The four ex-soldiers who range in age from 54 to 71 sat down amid a dozen veterans to talk with an AFP correspondent just outside Washington last month to explain why they are marching in step behind Kerry's presidential campaign. "I remember hearing about a young navy guy who...
  • Memories of 2000 energize Dem organizers (St. Louis RATS armed with Palm Pilots)

    04/28/2004 6:52:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 212+ views ^ | 4/27/04 | Ron Fournier
    Memories of 2000 energize Dem organizers By Ron Fournier, AP Political Writer April 27, 2004 ST. LOUIS -- Armed with Palm Pilots and a $95 million budget, Democratic organizers hope to exploit voters' anger toward President Bush and the disputed outcome of the 2000 election to produce a record-breaking Nov. 2 turnout. They're doing it the old-fashioned way -- knocking on doors and registering voters -- with information-age technology, such as the hand-held computers carried street-to-street by canvassers. "There's going to be people crawling out of the woodwork to vote against Bush after what happened in 2000 and what he's...
  • 'Coasting streets' provided more thrills than regular sled-riding

    01/31/2004 9:41:47 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 4 replies · 238+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 31-01-2003 | JOHN SAMSELL
    While we're slip-sliding around these frozen streets and the groundhog remains in his cozy den for at least another day or two, we harken back to the old days of sled-riding, or coasting, on the same, though not so crowded, roadways. Morgantown's hilly terrain has always been a blessing for winter recreational activity, in particular the free sledding on snow-covered slopes. The practice dates back as far as records are kept and since the city has had improved streets.For many decades the city designated "coasting streets." Lists of those basically closed to vehicular traffic during snowy times were published in...
  • Blast leaves resident with dejavu

    01/29/2004 7:30:59 PM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 124+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 29, 2004 | GREER FAY CASHMAN
    There was a sense of d j vu. I had been working at my computer, just as I had been on that fateful Saturday night nearly two years ago, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at Cafe Moment, just around the corner from the Prime Minister's residence. On Thursday morning, I was again working on my computer when I heard the blast. I didn't give it too much attention. Ever since the Cafe Moment explosion, security in the area has been beefed up considerably and every couple of days there's some kind of security exercise. Then came the radio...
  • Rage of a Relic - Paul O'Neill is angry that the world has passed him by ~ John Fund

    01/12/2004 2:54:42 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 29 replies · 208+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | January 12, 2004 | John Fund
    <p>Paul O'Neill is angry that the world has passed him by.</p> <p>Monday, January 12, 2004 12:01 a.m.</p> <p>I once had dinner with Paul O'Neill, the former Treasury secretary who is now making headlines with a scathing portrayal of his days in the Bush administration prior to his firing in December 2002. Bush critics will hail Mr. O'Neill as a truth-teller, White House aides are already calling him a back-stabber. In fact, Mr. O'Neill is a relic. The man I broke bread with was clearly a product of the Nixon and Ford administrations, in which he had served, and simply hadn't adapted to the post-Reagan Republican Party.</p>
  • Goodwill preserves old computers

    01/10/2004 4:11:55 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 15 replies · 318+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Friday, January 9, 2004 | By Andrea Ball
    Remember the Commodore 64? The Tandy TRS-80? Computer museum saves relics from the past By Andrea Ball AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, January 9, 2004 Drop the mouse, move away from the iMac and step back in time for a moment. Remember the Commodore 64? The Tandy TRS-80? Clunky word processors, Atari Super Pong and black-screened monitors with blinking green cursors? Ahhhh, memories. Those days might be gone, but an unlikely agency is preserving Austin's computer relics: Goodwill Industries of Central Texas. The agency has more than 1,000 donated computers, calculators and gaming systems housed at Computer Works, Goodwill's used computer store...
  • Brothers' celebration a family tradition

    12/24/2003 9:08:10 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies · 151+ views
    The Paris News ^ | December 22, 2003 | Mary Madewell
    MIDWAY — Three Preston brothers plan to celebrate Christmas together this year, just as they have for the past 73 years. The brothers have come together each year since the youngest of the three — Leroy Preston — was born in 1930. The brothers live within a mile of each other just as they have most of their lives. Sons of Dewey J. and Annie Preston, the Preston family has grown from a family of five siblings during the Great Depression years to more than 50 families today. The family added six step-siblings along the way after their mother died...
  • Recovered memory (And False Criminal Charges)

    12/12/2003 6:07:22 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 25 replies · 249+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Filed 13 December 2003 | By James Le Fanu and David Derbyshire
    Recovered memories nearly destroyed the Dyer family. Hayley, now 28 years old, started seeing a child psychotherapist for depression during her GCSE year. In hospital for treatment, she began cutting her arms and legs. Four years later, her first "memories" of abuse were "recovered" during therapy. "There was a lot of pressure to remember my childhood. I was consumed with how I was feeling and couldn't remember anything clearly," she said. "To them, that was a sign I was repressing abuse. I was starting to recover memories of being abused, first by my uncle and later mum and dad." Her...
  • Free Republic Hall of Fame Threads

    11/28/2003 5:52:23 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 299 replies · 3,798+ views
    Free Republic ^ | Friday, November 28, 2003 | Free Republic
    Since its inception, Free Republic has been the world's premeire online gathering place for the discussion of the news, issues, opinions, and just about everything else.There have been several times when the members of Free Republic have posted important breaking news stories first, scooping the outlets of the mainstream media.Some exemplary threads merit mention in what I'd like to call the Free Republic Hall of Fame Threads.I believe this is a good way to remember and share some of the most important discussions that have occured on Free Republic.